Rabokki (combination of ramen and dukbokki) is the ultimate Korean college/bachelor food. It’s everything that’s wonderful about dukbokki, with the addition of fried ramen noodles. Everyone loves dukbokki, and it’s classic street food in Korea. Rabokki is doubly great because in true bachelor fashion, you simply throw everything into a pot and crank the heat.
These are the ingredients I had on hand (no onions or bell peppers this time – classic dukbokki recipe here.
- 3 cups water or chicken broth
- rice cakes
- fish cakes
- few green onions
- 4 T red pepper paste
- 2 T sugar
- hard boiled egg
- sesame seeds
- and of course, ramen!
There’s probably a statistic out there showing that Shin Ramen is the most popular korean brand of ramen noodles. They just started selling this “black” label shin ramen without msg, so of course I grabbed the “family pack.” Callie is allergic to msg, so she was pleasantly surprised when I brought these home!
Dukbokki is a very simple creature – throw everything into a pot, and heat. Doesn’t look so promising at first…
But it starts looking good really fast… I actually put the ramen noodles in towards the end, with about five minutes left to cook. Green onions always go in towards the end as well.
There’s nothing fancy or tricky about this recipe, just throw it in a pot and go. Rabokki is simple, easy, and super delicious just like it’s ancestor, dukbokki. This could easily be a crock pot recipe, except it cooks in about 15 minutes so what’s the point, right?